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by Carly Schorman – I’m quite the fan of Emotional Response Records. Ever since their inception back in 2013, the indie label based out of Flagstaff, Arizona has put out some seriously stellar albums featuring bands from both near and far. In addition to a rather respectable catalog, Emotional ResponseRead More →

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Diners “Peace in Mind” The Upper Strata “Line” Leslie Clio “And I’m Leaving” Dama Scout “Paper Boy” Close Talker “Waking Up” Somatic Moon “Dream” Mute Swan “Just Like Weeds”Read More →

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At the end of year, in preface to our Annual Awards, the YabYum Editors like to take a moment and play their favorite tracks from all the Arizona bands and artists that left an impression on them. This is that show, the 2016 Awards preview. No guests. No witty banter.Read More →

2016 awards recap

Alrighty gang, this wraps up our 2016 Awards portion of the year. A big thanks to everyone who came out to the Awards Show at the Trunk Space last night. We will now continue to cover all the new shit. More local, national, and international music coverage is on theRead More →

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20 RNA “Delta” The experimental noise act known as RNA released Between The Mountains and Us on Jan. 1st of 2016. The ruckus release included the stellar single “Delta” which mixes a sludgy sound with high energy guitar antics. 19 Aesthetically Sound “In My Feelings” This mellow R&B track from AestheticallyRead More →

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It sure feels like we’ve been following Diners for quite some time. Back in 2012, we gave them the award for Best New Band and, since then, we’ve watched as the band continued to grow their sound (and fanbase) without losing the heartwarming innocence that stands at the core ofRead More →

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by Carly Schorman Senior Editor – Wolvves Paradox Valley Before you embark on the new Wolvves’ album, the first thing you’re going to want to do is forget everything you think you know about Wolvves. This isn’t the Millennial Party Band of days past. Paradox Valley represents a shift not onlyRead More →

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Diners “Fifteen on a Skateboard” Fleurie “Still Your Girl” Wall of Orange “Sweetest Blue” Ablebody “Gaucho” Sleep State “Making Up the Rules” Janessa Evrist “Play High Stakes” Bad Suns “Disappear Here”Read More →

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Diners “Plastic Cactus”  Diners is gearing up for a new release next week through Diet Pop Records. But, while you’re biding your time for the new album to drop, fans can enjoy “Plastic Cactus”, the first single from Three. On the new track, you’ll hear the chaste summertime indie pop that hasRead More →

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For many of you, Jalipaz will be a familiar name that holds an enduring (and endearing) place in your heart. For others, you might be asking, “Who or what is a Jalipaz?” Well, for starters, he’s an accomplished sound engineer responsible for recording many of YabYum’s favorite albums and bandsRead More →

Sundressed “Moving Out” Live at Little Elephant Diners “My Hometown” from KJZZ’s Tiny Desert Concerts Young Jesus “Every Little Landscape” from The Trundle Sessions Andy Warpigs with Saw Mama “Everybody Likes You Now” Recorded Live at Sad House Japhy’s Descent “See It Out” NPR Tiny Desk ContestRead More →